An emergency situation has been declared in Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. Foreigners are allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. At the border control travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked.There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

We care about your and everyone’s health. For this reason and in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flu, we kindly ask you to seriously consider whether coming to the representation is essential, and refrain from doing so if you are not feeling well, suspect that you or a family member has become infected, or you or a family member has been in an area of the coronavirus epidemic in the past 14 days. Thank you for your understanding!

In addition to previous measures, restrictions on movement are in force in Estonia from 14 March in line with the emergency situation.

On 17 March 2020, applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia can no longer be submitted at representations and visa centres of external service providers. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that are processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

Further information


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Russian Federation

suursaadik Eesti Moskva suursaatkond Margus Laidre


Curriculum Vitae

1959, Tartu, Estonia

  • 1982 University of Tartu, Department of History
  • 1983 Research Fellow, University of Tartu, Department of History
  • 1988 Research Fellow, Center of Baltic Studies, University of Stockholm
  • 1990 Research Fellow, Swedish Institute, Stockholm
Career Details:
  • 1987 University of Tartu, Lecturer of History
  • 1987 Cand. of Hist.Sc.
  • 1991 University of Toronto, Guest Lecturer
  • 1991 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Estonian Information Office in
  • Stockholm, Head of the Office
  • 1991 Ambassador to Sweden
  • 1995 Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciencies, Foreign Member
  • 1996 Ambassador to Germany
  • 1997 Ambasador to the Holy See (from Bonn/Berlin)
  • 2000 Ph. D. of General History
  • 2000 Director of Division (Russia, CIS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn
  • 2001 Director General, 3rd Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn
  • 2006 Ambassador to the UK
  • 2010 Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of the Republic of Estonia
  • 2014 Ambassador to Finland
  • 2018 Ambassador to the Russian Federation